Killing of Buzzards in West Cork highlights need for ‘Wildlife Crime Unit’

Killing of Buzzards in West Cork highlights need for ‘Wildlife Crime Unit’

14 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 22 buzzards were poisoned in West Cork in late 2019, a fact which has only just come to light Social Democrats TD and Spokesperson on Climate and Biodiversity, Jennifer Whitmore, has backed calls by Birdwatch Ireland and other environmental groups for the establishment of a Wildlife Crime Unit […]

‘If you live more than 2km from this sign you will be shot’

15 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A Cork TD has expressed concern about ‘Local only’s sings which have appeared in picturesque areas, which normally welcome holidaymakers, many of whom own second houses. Social Democrats Cork South West TD Holly Cairns took to social media to quell tensions. I understand everyone is worried. Social distancing […]

Social Democrats are ‘back in the picture to be part of the next Government’ according to bookmakers odds

Social Democrats are ‘back in the picture to be part of the next Government’ according to bookmakers odds

13 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Social Democrats were founded in Ireland in 2015. It is a centre-left party with 6 Dail seats, no Seanad seats, no MEP’s, and 19 Councillors. The party is better known in Cork since the 2020 election of Holly Cairns as a TD in Cork South West. As […]

CORK NORTH CENTRAL: Social Democrat candidate Sinéad Halpin welcomes launch of election manifesto

CORK NORTH CENTRAL: Social Democrat candidate Sinéad Halpin welcomes launch of election manifesto

1 February 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Social Democrats have launched their election manifesto entitled ‘Invest in Better’. The document, which is fully costed and runs to 123 pages, sets out a roadmap for what it calls a ‘uniquely Irish version of the Nordic model’ and covers topics from health and housing to LGTBTQI+ […]

Social Democrats hoping fill to vacant Fianna Fail seat

Social Democrats hoping fill to vacant Fianna Fail seat

5 October 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Social Democrats will contest the upcoming by-election in Cork North Central, with Sinéad Halpin formally selected as the party’s candidate. Ms. Halpin was selected at a meeting of the Cork North Central branch as the party’s candidate to fill the Dáil vacancy left by Billy Kelleher who […]

What is it like to canvas for election when you are disabled?

What is it like to canvas for election when you are disabled?

3 May 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Social Democrats candidate for Cork County Council, Evie Nevin says the poor infrastructure and inaccessibility of West Cork is making canvassing difficult for mobility impaired candidates. The mother-of-two is a part-time wheelchair user due to her rare disease, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. The condition means she becomes injured very […]

PUBLIC WATER FOUNTAINS: would reduce use of plastic bottles

PUBLIC WATER FOUNTAINS: would reduce use of plastic bottles

20 November 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Local election candidate for Clonakilty-Skibbereen, Evie Nevin, is calling for Cork County Council to install public water fountains throughout West Cork. Evie, who is hoping to secure a seat on Cork County Council next year, believes that installing drinking fountains will contribute to the war against single use […]